Refugees are recruited in Birmingham’s Lady Macbethmain
Birmingham’s new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk has been drawing 5* reviews across the board.
The critics may have been unaware of a large number of Middle East and African refugees who joined the production as chorus and in other roles.
Here’s a BBC report.
Magnificent, life-affirming work! Congratulations to Graham and his entire team.
Birmingham Opera Company is a brilliant outfit, both as regards their music and their social commitment. I’m quite gutted that I’m travelling at the moment and can’t see this performance.
“The critics may have been unaware of a large number of Middle East and African refugees…..”
I doubt that very much. Pure award bait.